ECHO SHADOW X
Tim Rajeff and the guys at ECHO worked with the 2018 fly fishing world champion Norm Maktima to create a rod that is dialed-in to perform at the sport’s highest levels.
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- Action vs Power Comparison - Single Hand
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ECHO SHADOW X
Serious competitive anglers demand a rod that is both versatile and efficient. In competition, every cast, every drift, every motion-they all count. The ECHO SHADOW X is a hybrid design that delivers pin-point accurate casts with Euro Nymph rigs, then will pick up and deliver longer casts so you don’t need to carry two rods to be competitive. The medium-fast action blank is also the lightest the guys over at ECHO have ever created. It’s like a Formula One car with enough cargo space to take the kids and your dog to football practice.
- Four piece travel design
- Blank: Charcoal gray
- Action: Med Fast
- Tube: Fabric-covered rod case & sock
- Guides: SIC stripping guides and hard chrome snake guides
- Reel Seat: Anodised aluminium
- Warranty: Echo Lifetime Warranty
Model Overview Table
ECHO SHADOW X Model Overview
Action vs Power Comparison - Single Hand
The Action vs. Power matrix is used for comparison between ECHO rod models. Utilizing this chart, you’ll be able to choose an ECHO rod that best fits you and your personal casting stroke. The vertical axis indicates the rod’s power, while the horizontal axis indicates the rod’s action. In simple terms, single-hand rod action is derived from the top half of the rod, while power is derived from the bottom half.
Fast action rods feature softer tips than medium action rods and provide a ‘stiffer’ feel. Fast action rods excel in the hands of anglers with more aggressive casting strokes and greater stroke control. Medium action rods are ideal for anglers with more fluid casting strokes and have a larger ‘sweet spot’ for a wider range of casting strokes. Consistently throwing a tailing loop? Your rod’s action may not be a good fit to you and your casting stroke.
A rod’s power is its resistance to flexing under load. Powerful rods are ‘beefier’ through the bottom half, generate higher line speeds, and are more adept at keeping big fish pinned. Delicate rods are more presentation-oriented, protect light tippet, and are a better choice for picky fish.